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FC Valencia

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Excellence in Coaching

The coaching staff at FC Valencia includes some of the brightest and most engaging coaches in Southern California. Our coaches operate to the highest standards of technical, tactical, and age appropriate training. It is the mission of our coaching and development staff to build a history of success on and off the pitch. Our coaches are always here to help our players reach their goals, whether it’s playing Varsity HS, Collegiate, or playing Professionally.
Our club is not only considered competitive for our players but also our coaches. We continuously strive and encourage our staff to continue their coaching education along with implementing modern training methods and teaching philosophy. All with the core mission of developing young athletes to succeed and reach their fullest potential.

You can count on us for results!

Coaching Directors

  • Coach Martinez
    Coach Martinez
    Director of Coaching
  • Coach AJ
    Coach AJ
    Asst Dir. Coaching
Coach Martinez
Director of Coaching

Charles Martinez
Founder & Director of Coaching

Charles Martinez has coached soccer at various levels for well over 20 years. Charles holds a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) National “A” Professional coaching license and will begin his third year as Women’s Assistant Coach for the nationally ranked, Western Conference champions at College of the Canyons. He has also trained teams at the Women’s Pro-Am level as well as both boys and girls Varsity High School soccer programs at Golden Valley, Panorama, Hoover, Burroughs, Bellarmine-Jefferson, and Providence.

Player and team development is Charles’ focus when it comes to coaching Club soccer. He stresses hard work and discipline in conjunction with maintaining high grades in school. His Club experience includes training and leading teams of all ages including prior work with the North Valley Soccer Club, Crescenta Valley Soccer Club, Los Angeles Futbol Club (LAFC Chelsea); and Burbank Red Machine (Director of Coaching).

Consistent, current and ongoing coaching education is a key element of Charles’ leadership philosophy and he believes in utilizing every educational opportunity to enhance coaching skills, knowledge and abilities. As a component of continuing education for his USSF National A license, Charles joined the USSF coaching staff for training in Italy with the staff of Roma, ACF Fiorentina, Inter de Milan, AC Milan and the Italian National Team. Additionally, he previously traveled to England to train with the Chelsea professional and youth coaching staff. Charles holds a Brazil USA (BRUSA) International Soccer Institute D-License certification.

Martinez was trained and played professionally in Ecuador with the Deportivo Cuenca (1st Division), the Ecuadorian U17 National Team, the Universidad de Cuenca College Team, and at Los Angeles City College. Charles received the City of Glendale Character and Ethics Community Award, Glendale Fire Chief’s Annual commendation and a commendation from LA County Supervisor Michael Antonovich for community service.

Continuing Education (read more)

Charles is a firm believer in continuing coaching education. Every couple years he travels with USSF International Coaching Development Program. This year he flew to Brussels, Belgium to take part in the program. These coaching development workshops expose U.S. coaches to foreign federations and clubs. He was joined with a group of approximately 36 coaches from the US and other participating countries to interact directly with top-level coaches, administrators and players from some of the best clubs in the world.

Anderlecht Youth - Loving the Game!

Anderlecht Youth Academy – Loving the Game!

Ajax Training Facility

Ajax Training Facility

Belgium Federation

Belgium Federation

Brugge Stadium

Brugge Stadium

Coach AJ
Asst Dir. Coaching

Adonay "AJ" Jovel
Asst Dir. Coaching

Coach “AJ” Adonay joins FC Valencia as the Asst. Director of Coaching, and will oversee the development of the boys program.
 
“We are thrilled to have AJ and his wife, Karen, along with their children joining the FC Valencia soccer family,” said Snyder. “After spending the last few years at RSC, AJ brings a wealth of experience that will have an immediate impact on our program. As a club, we are focused on strengthening our coaching staff and we’re all very excited to have Coach Adonay join us. AJ has nearly 20 years of coaching experience along with a track record of developing himself with his craft. He’s the epitome of what we’re looking for as we continue to strengthen our program in the Santa Clarita Valley.”
 
Coach “AJ” Adonay holds a National “B” License from the United States Soccer Federation and BS in Kinesiology from CSUN.
 
Highlights:
 
  • Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology – California State University of Northridge
  • USSF “United States Soccer Federation” National “B” License
  • AA – Moorpark College
  • USSF “United States Soccer Federation” National “C” License
  • California Youth Soccer Association “D” License
  • California Youth Soccer Association “E” License
  • NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching and the California State Component
 
Coaching Experience:
 
  • College of the Canyons – Men’s Assistant Coach (Current)
  • Coach, Hart High School, Boys Varsity (Current)
  • Skills Clinics, Real So Cal
  • Coach, Magic SC Boys U13 (Silver Elite)
  • Coach, Magic SC Girls U16 (Silver Elite)
  • Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach, Moorpark College
  • Coach/Trainer, North Valley SC Boys 18(Premiere)
  • Coach, Cleveland High School, Boys’ Varsity
  • Trainer, CVU, Boys 18 (Premiere)
  • Trainer, Conejo Valley United Girls U15 (Bronze)
  • Coach/Trainer, CVU(Silver North)
  • Coach, Reseda High School
  • Coach, Valley United Blast Soccer Club(Premier)
  • Coach, Reseda High School
  • Coach, Los Angeles United Soccer Club (Gold)
  • Assistant Coach Boys Soccer, Bishop Alemany High School
  • Assistant Coach, North Stars Soccer Club
  • Assistant Soccer Coach, California Quest Soccer Club
  • Assistant Soccer Coach, Cleveland High School
  • Assistant Soccer Coach, Birmingham High School
Awards:
  • Outstanding Performance at Virgil Middle School for Track, 1994
  • Award of Excellence for Outstanding Science – William Mulholland Middle School 1995
  • Award of Excellence for Honors – William Mulholland Middle School 1995
  • Certification of Achievement for participation in the Science Fair at Mulholland Middle School 1995
  • Athletic Award “Conference Champions” at Birmingham High School, 1996, 1997, and 1998
  • Certification of Excellence AYE Summer Education Enrichment Program, 1997
  • Leading scorer for Birmingham High School 1998-1999 Season
  • Athletic Award for School Letter in Boys Soccer, 1997,98,99
  • Athletic Award at Moorpark College: Men’s Soccer Team, 1999
  • Dean’s Honor list at Pierce Community College 1999
  • Captains Award for Moorpark College 2004
  • 24 hours of training for – Campus Aide
  • Trainer/Coach of the year at Conejo Valley United Soccer Club, 2009-2010

Coaching Staff

  • Coach Frank
    Coach Frank
    Coaching Staff
  • Coach Fabiana
    Coach Fabiana
    Coaching Staff
  • Coach Rafa
    Coach Rafa
    Coach / SWAP
  • Coach Lundin
    Coach Lundin
    Coaching Staff
  • Coach Louis
    Coach Louis
    Coaching Staff
Coach Frank
Coaching Staff

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Coach Fabiana
Coaching Staff

Fabiana Meredith
Coaching Staff

USSF “B” Certified Coach
Grade 8 Referee Certification

Playing & Coaching Experience

Youth Clubs:

1993 – 1996 Vermillion Rebels Boys Club Team (Vermillion, SD)
1996 – 1997 Dakota Gold Girls Club Team (Sioux Falls, SD)

High School:

1993 – 1996 Heelan High School (Sioux City, IA)

ODP:

1993 – 1996 South Dakota State Team
1995 Regional Pool Selection

College:

1998 University of South Dakota Club Team
1999 University of South Dakota Varsity Team (Division II)
– Team Captain
– Leading goal scorer
– Leader in assists

2000 – 2003 Morningside College Varsity Team (Division II)
– Team Captain
– Academic All-American
– Spent Summers training with the Sioux Falls Spitfire Mens PDL team

Post College:

2006 WPSL Colorado Springs Sabers
2007-2010 Rapid City Men’s Amateur League
2012 W-League Santa Clarita Blue Heat

Coaching Experience:

1996 Vermillion Youth Soccer League Rec Coach
1997 Vermillion High School Junior Varsity Girls Club Team Assistant Coach
2006-2007 Rapid City Youth Soccer League Competitive Team Coach – Girls U14
2008 Rushmore Soccer Club Competitive Team Coach – Girls U16
2008-2010 Central High School Girls Team Assistant Coach (Rapid City, SD)
2012/2014 Staff coach for the Disney Soccer Academy (Orlando, FL)

Administrative Experience:

1998 Helped establish the University of South Dakota Club soccer team
1998 Worked with the University of South Dakota Athletic Dept to help create the first ever Varsity Women’s Soccer Team.
2001-2003 Part-time coaching assistant with the Sioux Falls Spitfire Mens PDL team
2006 Office assistant to the General Manager for the Colorado Springs Sabers WPSL team
2007 Founded Community Soccer (www.CommunitySoccer.us)
2013 Co-Founded Tapa Yuha Wacipi (“Dancing with a Ball”) to promote soccer in Native American communities
2014 Helped construct Community Soccer’s first ever indoor soccer field in Box Elder, SD
2015 Co-Founder of SoCal FC WPSL soccer team based out of Los Angeles, CA (www.SoCalfcSoccer.com)

Miscellaneous:

Mother of two girls – Montana (born 2003) & Sierra (born 2007)
Enrolled in the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota
Playing experience in the US, Bolivia, and Italy
USSF “B” Certified Coach
Grade 8 Referee Certification

Coach Rafa
Coach / SWAP

Rafa Moran
SWAP President
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Rafa brings a tremendous wealth of experience and professionalism to this program. With over 20 years of playing and coaching experience, he brings to the training field the knowledge and ability to help players  reach their full playing potential. Player development has always been Rafa’s passion and philosophy. This is why he created the SWAP training program. “Having spent 12 years coaching and training  youth club soccer, I’ve learned to identify the needs of the young soccer player. The challenge is to use the right tools that can help each individual become motivated enough to do everything it takes to achieve their personal goals. To me, that’s player development and that’s what I strive to accomplish in every session”.

COACHING AND TRAINING EXPERIENCE
CLUB SOCCER:
1997-2008 Flyers SC/Los Angeles Futbol Club
Titles and Responsibilities:
  • Club Director: Responsible for managing all aspects of the club consisting of 38 boys and girls team;
  • Coaching Director: Recruited, assigned, and evaluated coaches and handled all coaching related issues;
  • Head Trainer:  Responsible for training and providing training for teams and players; conducted and administered team skill training clinics;
  • Head Coach: Coaching experience includes every age group from u9-19 teams;
  • Camp Director and Coordinator
  • USSF Development Academy 2008:
    • One of only 63 clubs accepted in entire country
    • U18 National Championship Finalist
    • Southern California Conference Coach of the Year
    • Voted USSF Development Academy U18 Coach of the Year
  • Coast Soccer Premier League:
  • Head Coach – Boys U16 and U17
  • Coast Soccer League:
  • Coached Boys and Girls U9-U10 (All bracket levels)
  • Dallas Cup: 2007, 2008 Boys U16 and U17
  • Super Y League Championship Tournament:
  • 2008 National Champions
  • 2008 Y Coach of the Year
  • 2007 National Championship Finalist
  • Experienced in other prestigious youth soccer tournaments

INTERNATIONAL COACHING EXPERIENCE:
200-2006 Mexican Women’s National Team Assistant Coach

  • Assistant Coach for the team that qualified to the Summer Olympics in Greece 2004.
  • Extensive international games and tournament experience with the Mexican Women’s National Team

COLLEGE COACHING EXPERIENCE:

1995-1996 Cal State LA Volunteer Assistant Coach to Leo Cuellar

1997-1998 Claremont McKenna Assistant Coach to Louie Bilowitz

HIGH SCHOOL COACHING EXPERIENCE:

2002-2003 La Cañada High School Boys Varsity

  • League Champions
  • Coach of the Year

2011-Present Gabrielino High School Girls Varsity

  • CIF Champions
  • CIF Coach of the Year

PLAYING EXPERIENCE:

COLLEGE:
1989-1992  Cal State Los Angeles NCAA Div 1

PROFESSIONAL:
1992-1993    Universidad de Guadalajara (U de G)
Mexican Professional League 1st Division

1993-1994    Club Deportivo Guadalajara Tapatio
Mexican Professional League 2nd Division

1994-1995    Club Deportivo Tepic
Mexican Professional League 1-A Division

1995-1996    L.A. Salsa
United Soccer Leagues (USISL)

1996-1997    Orange County Zodiac
United Soccer Leagues (USISL)

Coach Lundin
Coaching Staff
Justin Lundin
Coaching Staff

Justin Lundin enters his sixth season at the helm of the COC women’s soccer program in 2014. In five years as head coach, Lundin has led the team to a 69-23-17 record with a career win percentage of .711. Lundin has recorded winning seasons each year since being named head coach, and has led the women’s program to three straight Western State Conference Championships in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Lundin is a graduate of California State University, Northridge, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology with an emphasis in physical education, and a master’s degree in kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise physiology. Justin and his wife, Susan, have four children, Grace, Anneliese, Kieran, and Gabrielle.

Coach Louis
Coaching Staff
Louis Mogrovejo
Coaching Staff
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  • Coach Omar
    Coach Omar
    Coaching Staff
  • Coach Carlos
    Coach Carlos
    Coaching Staff
  • Coach Jimmie
    Coach Jimmie
    Coaching Staff
  • Coach Scott
    Coach Scott
    Coaching Staff
  • Coach Rolando
    Coach Rolando
    Coaching Staff
Coach Omar
Coaching Staff
Omar Gonzalez
Coaching Staff
Coach Omar

Coach Omar brings an enthusiastic attitude to coaching with a hunger to learn from his peers. Omar joins FC Valencia looking to engage further in the community and to develop as a coach and leader.

Skills & Traits

● Optimistic
● Leader
● Enthusiastic
● Team Player
● Responsible
● Bilingual

Coaching Experience
Coaching License E

April 2018 – Present
FC Valencia

July 2017 – April 2018
Real So Cal SCV Boys 99, Santa Clarita – Assistant Coach

July 2017- Present
William S. Hart High School, Newhall – Co Coach Freshman, Jv, and Varsity
Undefeated Season League Champs 2018- Varsity
CIF Semifinals 2018

Playing Experience

1. AC Milan Academy SCV u8
2. SCV Magic u9
3. Santa Clarita United u10
4. RSC (Valley) u11-14
5. RSC SCV u15-u18

Education
August 2013 – June 2018
William S. Hart High School, Newhall – High School Diploma August 2018 – Present
College Of The Canyons, Valencia- Associates Degree

Awards
Midfield Player of the Year for Hart High School Freshman and Senior Year
SCV Foothill League 2nd Team Senior Year
CIF Runner Up 2015

Coach Carlos
Coaching Staff
Carlos Santiesteban
Coaching Staff

 Details coming
Coach Jimmie
Coaching Staff
Jimmie Avalos
Coaching Staff

Jimmie has been coaching club soccer in Santa Clarita Valley for 18 years. He coached boy’s soccer at Canyon High School for several years and collegiately for 12 years. Avalos has seen the growth of club soccer in Santa Clarita and is a product himself. He has had the privilege of coaching and mentoring many young soccer players. Many of these players have gone on to play in college and several are now college coaches themselves.

Avalos is a graduate of California State University of Northridge, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Physical Education, and a Master’s Degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Pedagogy. Avalos currently holds his USSF “D” coaching license and plans on pursing his Advanced National Diploma this summer.

Avalos believes that with hard work, dedication and a nurturing environment that a young player can be successful. He prides himself with being a teacher of the game of soccer and more importantly a good role model. Avalos is constantly looking to challenge himself by finding new and modern methodologies to help challenge his players. Avalos and his Wife Michelle reside in Santa Clarita with their three girls, Gina, Isabell and Elena.

The only place Success comes before Work is in the Dictionary -Vince Lombardi

Coach Scott
Coaching Staff

Scott Zazueta
Coaching Staff

Coach Scott Zazueta began playing soccer at a very young age, and began playing club soccer while living in Arizona. Scott played for Sereno F.C., a top 10 ranked club in the United States. While playing at Sereno, he helped his team capture 4 consecutive State Cup titles, and a second place finish in Nationals. His Sereno team was coached by Paul Mariner, a former English Premier League and England National Team player, MLS Coach and current ESPN Television Analyst. Coach Scott, later returned to his hometown of Santa Clarita and played Varsity soccer at Valencia High School, and was a captain his Junior and Senior years. Scott, continued his playing career at Cal State University, Stanislaus; NCAA Div. II school.

Scott began coaching and training at a young age. Scott was an assistant manager for the Lil’ Kickers, youth soccer development program and also coached at Saugus High School. He coached at Saugus High School for 4 years, where he coached the girls JV team to one undefeated season and 2 league championships. In 4 years of coaching at Saugus, the girls JV team lost only 3 games. Scott was also an assistant to the Varsity team when the Saugus girls won the CIF title. Scott has been coaching in club soccer since 2010.

Coach Scott is married to his wife, Bethanie, and they have 2 daughters.

Coach Rolando
Coaching Staff
Rolando Duron
Coaching Staff

Coach Rolando has over twelve years coaching experience beginning with his own children Priscilla and Destinney, now 16 & 14. Taking on the challenge in the younger years of developmental soccer, Rolando has always striven to maintain a fun and challenging environment, implementing philosophy and a healthy dose of teamwork skills along the way. Rolando has a solid understanding of the game and focuses on the continuous growth of his players. His techniques are geared towards development of both the player, and the skills necessary to be a successful athlete. With great success, Rolando is proud to of coached countless youth teams both on and off the pitch.

Coach Rolando has been trained and played competitively in a wide array of sports. Beginning with boxing, baseball, Fùtbol, BMX, power weightlifting, and track to name a few. Rolando brings his experience and training as an athlete in a fashion that best supports the sport of soccer and team chemistry. As an avid athlete, he’s excelled in all challenges put before him. As his coaching career began also born was the passion for the “beautiful game”. His commitment to excel as a coach at the competitive club level has ignited his passion to accomplish those challenges again with FC Valencia.

Rolando’s coaching education includes numerous training and coaching certifications. He frequents coaching seminars, & symposiums all focused on soccer.

Rolando has served in the local AYSO region as a Player Evaluation Administrator, All Star Scout, and as an All Star Coach.

Rolando is a member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

Passion, positive energy; is what you have to stress to instill in young athletes the will to never give up no matter what the challenge is; maintaining mental toughness is key to success on the pitch and in life!

  • Coach Fabian
    Coach Fabian
    Coaching Staff
  • Coach Katie
    Coach Katie
    Coaching Staff
  • Coach Kris
    Coach Kris
    Coaching Staff
  • Coach Lomeli
    Coach Lomeli
    Goalkeeper Coach
  • Coach Victor
    Coach Victor
    Coaching Staff
Coach Fabian
Coaching Staff
Fabian Gonzalez
Coaching Staff

Bio Coming Soon

Coach Katie
Coaching Staff
Katie Russ
Coaching Staff

Coach Katie graduated locally from Canyon High School, and went onto play soccer with a full scholarship to (CSUN) California State University Northridge Division I Women’s soccer team.

Katie graduated with a degree in Kinesiology. During her NCAA collegiate career, she played four years in the USL W-league for the Santa Clarita Blue Heat, our local women’s semi-professional team.

Post college, she was picked up by the Houston Aces of Texas, playing in the  UWS League playing professionally. During her time in Texas she coached various age groups and developed a passion for teaching the game. Most notably as an assistant for the women’s semi-pro team Houston South Select.

Katie joins FC Valencia for the 2018-19 season as we enter our 5th year.

She’s coaching Girls 2007 & Girls 2010.
Coach Kris
Coaching Staff

Bio Coming Soon.

Coach Lomeli
Goalkeeper Coach
Jonathyn Lomeli
Coaching Staff
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The Cal State Fullerton men’s soccer team has added former Claremont Mudd-Scripps College assistant coach Jonathyn Lomeli to its coaching staff as the Head Goalkeeper coach.

Coach Lomeli comes to Fullerton after a two-year stint with the Claremont Mudd-Scripps College program where his main priority was working and developing the goalkeepers to elite standards.

Lomeli played four years at the University of La Verne from 2009-2013 where he holds record for most minutes played in career as a goalkeeper and is top 5 in school’s shutout history. Lomeli also played in the U.S USL/PDL with the franchise Los Angeles Misioneros for three years where he made his debut on July 15, 2010 vs. So Cal Seahorses.

A 2013 graduate from the University of La Verne, Lomeli holds a degree in International Business and Language with a concentration in Spanish along with a USSF ‘D” License and a NSCAA Goalkeeping Diploma 1&2.

“I want to thank George Kuntz, Carlos Aguilar and Kyle Schmid for this incredible opportunity to join the amazing Titan family,” said Lomeli. “I would also like to thank God, mentors and my family that have supported and guided me through my coaching journey. I am very excited and motivated to be with the program and can’t wait to help the Titans towards obtaining huge success as a program.”

Coach Victor
Coaching Staff
Name: Victor Retana
Born April 11,1993
Current age 23.coach_victorr
From Mexico, Durango.
Favorite soccer team Bayern Munich, admire Thomas Muller.
Graduated from Los Angeles Valley College obtaining my associates in criminology. Awaiting from the LAPD department.
Played four years of HS soccer and led 2010 with the most assist. Named Most Athletic my senior year (2011). Ran cross country varsity since 2008-2011, and won all 4 year city champions.
Coaching history: 5 years as head coach for Robert Fulton College Prep, in 2013 won league, 2015-2016 went undefeated and team less scored on. 2016 won city championship title and won coach of year.